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Cruise ships dock directly in front of the small town of Eidfjord. Find tourist information, wi-fi, bank facilities and souvenir shops close by. Read about all the facilities of the Eidfjord cruise port in the full cruise port guide.
Visit this tiny shop for all kind of wood products. Jewel boxes in birch, cupboards, tables, benches, wood carvings and a collection of fiddles. The collection here is exquisite. From port it is 900 meter walk to the south.
The area is full of waterfalls. The most famous one is the Vøringsfossen. It is a 182 meter tall, with a free fall of 145 meter. See the large quantities of water splash into the valley.
When your ship is going to their port of call you eventually need to leave open sea and sail onto the fjords. Your ship will need to sail on the Hardangerfjord for about 6 hours before it arrives in port. This is a spectacular sail in. The closer to the end you get, the more scenic it will be come. Make sure to be on the outside deck 1,5 hour before arrival and visa versa.
You’ll find this church in the town of Eidfjord. It is a white, stone church that was build around 1309. It serves as the main church for centuries until 1981. Check if it is open and enjoy the beautiful 1700’s interior and the graceful graveyard surrounding the church. Guided tours by appointment. Arrange through the tourist information. From port it is 900 meter walk to the south.
This informative centre is the place to visit before going to the Hardangervidda National Park. It tells you all about its geology and zoology. It also has an amazing video of the Hardangervidda National Park . This spectacular video shows you just how vast and boundless this national park is. Visit this centre first before going to the National Park to get a better understanding.
Hardangervidda nature and wildlife centre
This is one of Norway’s largest stone-filled dams. It is one of the main scenic and architectural attractions of the area. The sysen dam is the main water reservoir for Sima Power Station. See how it collect its water from glacier meltwater and rain water. Learn about the system that lays over the entire area to create hydro electric power for 300.000 people in Southern Norway.
There are about 3 hiking routes that start right at the port. They each last between 1 and 2 hours. 1 even goes past a hundreds of vikings graves. Don’t get to excited though, it’s just a pile of rocks. Ask the tourist information for their map with suggestion walking routes.